IIOT 4.0 Smart Factory
IIoT uses the power of smart machines and real-time analytics to take advantage of the data that “traditionally machines” have produced in industrial environment for years.
Connected sensors and actuators enable companies to pick up on inefficiencies and problems sooner and save time and money, while supporting business intelligence efforts.
In manufacturing, specifically, IIoT holds great potential for quality control, sustainable and green practices, supply chain traceability, and overall supply chain efficiency.
It is a technique that uses data analysis tools and techniques to detect anomalies in your operation and possible defects in equipment and processes so you can fix them before they result in failure.
Ideally, predictive maintenance allows the maintenance frequency to be as low as possible to prevent unplanned reactive maintenance, without incurring costs associated with doing too much preventive maintenance.
Predictive maintenance programs have been shown to lead to a 10 times increase in ROI, a 25%-30% reduction in maintenance costs, a 70%-75% decrease of breakdowns and a 35%-45% reduction in downtime.
PLC & Gateway Support
A network gateway can be implemented in software, or hardware, or as a combination of both, depending on the types of protocols they have to support.
Industrial network gateway should be seen as a translator between a machine and an industrial data network, and can be used to connect devices such as PLCs, robots, control systems, motors and sensors to any industrial network, regardless of communication protocol together.
When looking to extend, redesign or configure your next network solution, consider gateways to help you optimize your network needs now and in the foreseeable future.